This month in Mexico, Markus Rindt, a German symphony conductor who grew up in East Germany under Communism, brought his "Tear Down This Wall!" tour to Mexico, and the US-Mexico border. Things got complicated.
In the 1960s, rock 'n' roll gave birth to many new styles of popular music. One of those was Ska, which originated in Jamaica and was a precursor to reggae. Filmmaker Brad Klein has just come out with a documentary tracing the history of ska, "Legends of Ska. Without ska, there is no reggae."
The familiar song that starts PRI's The World won't be quite as familiar today. Our signature tune is getting an update after 18 years, and composer Eric Goldberg explains how he gave a fresh sound to our theme.
Kate Bush fans from around the globe have picked a pub near the Hammersmith Apollo as a central meeting place. It's become a place to gather and share the excitement before catching one of the singer's sold-out shows, her first in 35 years.
Utada Hikaru was the first Japanese musician to do it all. Sing, write and be a pop star. She quickly became one of the country's most successful musicians — a position no one has managed to take from her.